Test Sail

Hi, I am looking to purchase a BCC 28 and though I have been on several
at the dock, I would love to go out for a sail. I live in Annapolis MD,
but am willing to travel from Virginia to NY. If you have a boat for
sale or would like to show me your boat I sure would appriciate it.

Hello-

We have Calypso, #6, at York River Yacht Haven in Gloucester, Virginia. She
is not for sale but we love to show her off! We are working on the forward
hatch at home right now, but we would be happy to take you for a test sail at
some point once that’s done - we are bound to have a nice weekend weatherwise
before winter sets in for good. You can contact us at calypsonia@aol.com .

Our boat was purchased before the original owners before the yard was
finishing boats, and our layout is not standard. Our galley is to starboard,
we have a sit-down chart table and quarterberth to port, and our bunk is an
offset double in the vee. No pilot berth to make up every night! Our engine
is the old Sabb 10 hp, single cylinder handcrank that is good for getting us
in and out of berths but is maybe a little underpowered if you want to motor
a lot!

I am guessing that your main reason for a test sail is the SAIL part - it
sounds like you have seen the interior of a more standard boat.

Good luck on your quest for a BCC!

Nica Waters, Calypso

one other option is a charter. there is a bcc available out in the pacific
northwest at “seacraft charters” they are on the web. i believe the boat
is an older canadian built boat, but has the standard layout. charter rates
are relatively cheap, and they will do less than a full week. this is their
low season right now, so i do not know what the weather is like out there.
john churchill

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Hi, I am looking to purchase a BCC 28 and though I have been on several
at the dock, I would love to go out for a sail. I live in Annapolis MD,
but am willing to travel from Virginia to NY. If you have a boat for
sale or would like to show me your boat I sure would appriciate it.


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Hi Don-

Yes, our fwd bulkhead is forward of the mast, and we have the chain locker up
forwrd of the berth. Let’s see if I can describe it well . . .

The berth is offset to the port (we have a little space to starboard for
standing in, changing, etc) and we managed to get in a 6’6’’ (I think -
Jeremy is 6’4" and has room to sleep) berth without losing the chain locker.
The chain locker is probably small by production boat standards (Jeremy -
confirm?) but we managed to have our 200’ of 5/16ths chain up there no
problem, as well as the 150’ for the secondary. We have to sometimes have
someone down below guiding the chain in, but a pipe system would probably
alleviate that.

Our head is under the v-berth, much as it is in a production boat - we had an
insert for the bed that we just pulled out when necessary. As Jeremy’s tools
and such (and my “pantry”, a la Pardey) were under the bunk, the cushion
spent much of every day up and out of the way, and teh head was accessable
then. At night we usually went overboard (boomkins are great for the female
half!). We decided this was an acceptable arrangement because the amount of
time you spend on the head is minimal compared to the amount of time you
spend sleeping . . . Having tyhe double berth up front made the whole boat
seem bigger, too, especially when people came over right after breakfast or
even for breakfast!

We were pleased to buy a second hand boat that needed work, as we knew we
wanted a “v-berth” arrangement and were glad we didn’t have to rip out
perfect finish to get that.

Jeremy has some great sketches he did of the interior - maybe I’ll see if he
can post them do the whole idea is clearer.

Regards,

Nica

----- Original Message -----
From: <Calypsonia@aol.com >
To: <bcc@egroups.com >
Sent: Friday, October 08, 1999 10:53 AM
Subject: [bcc] Re: Test Sail

Hello-

We have Calypso, #6, at York River Yacht Haven in Gloucester, Virginia.
She
is not for sale but we love to show her off! We are working on the
forward
hatch at home right now, but we would be happy to take you for a test sail
at
some point once that’s done - we are bound to have a nice weekend
weatherwise
before winter sets in for good. You can contact us at calypsonia@aol.com .

Our boat was purchased before the original owners before the yard was
finishing boats, and our layout is not standard. Our galley is to
starboard,
we have a sit-down chart table and quarterberth to port, and our bunk is
an
offset double in the vee. No pilot berth to make up every night! Our
engine
is the old Sabb 10 hp, single cylinder handcrank that is good for getting
us
in and out of berths but is maybe a little underpowered if you want to
motor
a lot!

I am guessing that your main reason for a test sail is the SAIL part - it
sounds like you have seen the interior of a more standard boat.

Good luck on your quest for a BCC!

Nica Waters, Calypso


Hi Nica!

Is your primary bulkhead forward or aft of the mast? How does the V berth
work around the chain locker? Does the berth go all the way to the number 1
bulkhead or terminate at number 2? Does Calypso have a head or facilities
for bathing and where are they located? How do you like the galley/chart
table arrangement?

I’ve all but given up on the forward V berth. My primary bulkhead is forward
of the mast and it makes for tight space. Current thought is leaning toward
the work bench with the centerline head and a sitdown tub shower forward. My
galley amidships, with the ice-box/chart table on the opposite side a-la
Pardey. Two pilot berths with their deep storage lockers beneath and two
could be quarterberths/watch seats/ storage lockers on both sides of the
cockpit. The challange is comfortably storing a bicycle–wish I’d known
about that side hatch option when I had my checkbook open!. But I’d still
love to have a berth of some sort forward if I could shoehorn it in

regards

Don the boatbuilding fool / Daytona Beach

Hi Nica!

So if I am visualizing this correctly the offset bunk terminates at bulkhead
number one (as I had originally envisioned)

This leads to one last question; do you have a winch for the anchor and is
it mounted on the bowsprit or is it aft in front of the
scuttle hatch as the production boat does.

Any chance I could persuade you to shoot a disposeable camera full of film
of your interior/deck arrangement? I’d be pickled tink to reimburse you for
your costs and time.

At one time I was bound and determined to duplicate Taleisins interior in my
boat. The thought of my chopping the cockpit out to install a bridge deck
hatch gave Roger a headache (grinning). I still like those original ideas,
but I realized that one day I’d want to sell the boat, so it shouldn’t be
TOO customized. As it is, a galley amidships is really radical in todays
mindset.

Thank you

Don / Kokopelli (#109)
----- Original Message -----
From: <Calypsonia@aol.com >
To: <bcc@egroups.com >
Sent: Friday, October 08, 1999 2:55 PM
Subject: [bcc] Re: Test Sail

Hi Don-

Yes, our fwd bulkhead is forward of the mast, and we have the chain locker
up
forwrd of the berth. Let’s see if I can describe it well . . .

The berth is offset to the port (we have a little space to starboard for
standing in, changing, etc) and we managed to get in a 6’6’’ (I think -
Jeremy is 6’4" and has room to sleep) berth without losing the chain
locker.
The chain locker is probably small by production boat standards (Jeremy -
confirm?) but we managed to have our 200’ of 5/16ths chain up there no
problem, as well as the 150’ for the secondary. We have to sometimes have
someone down below guiding the chain in, but a pipe system would probably
alleviate that.

Our head is under the v-berth, much as it is in a production boat - we had
an
insert for the bed that we just pulled out when necessary. As Jeremy’s
tools
and such (and my “pantry”, a la Pardey) were under the bunk, the cushion
spent much of every day up and out of the way, and teh head was accessable
then. At night we usually went overboard (boomkins are great for the
female
half!). We decided this was an acceptable arrangement because the amount
of
time you spend on the head is minimal compared to the amount of time you
spend sleeping . . . Having tyhe double berth up front made the whole
boat
seem bigger, too, especially when people came over right after breakfast
or
even for breakfast!

We were pleased to buy a second hand boat that needed work, as we knew we
wanted a “v-berth” arrangement and were glad we didn’t have to rip out
perfect finish to get that.

Jeremy has some great sketches he did of the interior - maybe I’ll see if
he
can post them do the whole idea is clearer.

Regards,

Nica


Really sorry you didn’t send this note a few weeks earlier. We live in
Annapolis (or did) and have BCC #95, but are leaving for points south via
the ICW tomorrow (10/10/99). I think there are one or two in the NY area
and there was another BCC somewhere near Annapolis. Good luck in finding
one.

Tom Walker
“Aloha”
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From: halsail@aol.com <halsail@aol.com >
To: bcc@eGroups.com <bcc@eGroups.com >
Date: Thursday, October 07, 1999 12:18 PM
Subject: [bcc] Test Sail

Hi, I am looking to purchase a BCC 28 and though I have been on several
at the dock, I would love to go out for a sail. I live in Annapolis MD,
but am willing to travel from Virginia to NY. If you have a boat for
sale or would like to show me your boat I sure would appriciate it.


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